The Lighter Side of Life

A blog of humorous nature

I hate cold

I hate cold. I hate when it arrives every winter equally unannounced. One moment you wake up from the comfort of your life and notice your toes have gone numb and your nose is tingling. I tend to go to… Continue Reading →

Why does IT not grow

Aquarium adventure 6 So as said, I had learnt that Seachem Replenish was my new friend, and was doing the water changes and adding the chemicals and putting nutrients as told, and no matter what I did the bloody plants… Continue Reading →

Furniture needed

Recently, as a part of my studio gardening project, I had to get a new bookshelf and a corner desk to fit the changed layout. I finally found a lovely looking and reasonably priced bespoke furniture maker, made the order… Continue Reading →

Then came the RO

Aquarium adventure 5 October was beginning and most of my plants had turned into mush and I was with tweezers pulling them out pretty much daily. So I took the advice I had been given, and started to investicate different… Continue Reading →

What happens when you add co2

Aquarium adventure 4 Here begins the theory part. Skip to part 5 if you don’t want to know the cruelsome details. I have to admit I am terrified of gas bottles. I dreaded connecting the 500ml gas bottle to the… Continue Reading →

Of exercise

I have really grown fond of spinning classes. You know the ones I mean, the ones for fit and young and pretty people. Where BMI averages 22.5, where you have your sleek hair in a pony tail and wear white… Continue Reading →

Tubes and more tubes

Urban gardening 2 Considering that trees seem to not mind a permanent lock down (unlike us humans), perhaps I could grow tomatoes and cucumbers and pumpkins and watermelons in…lets say, my studio? Summer 365, relative humidity controlled, no unreliable variables… Continue Reading →


Aquarium adventure 3 Unfortunately our trip was cut short by nonstop rain, so upon early return I saw reasonably clear water. But most panes had now turned brownish, and the floating snowflakes had been replaced by floating sh*t flakes. Its… Continue Reading →

Aquarium learning is a slippery slope

Aquarium adventure 2 So having started the 450 litre bucket, it was about a week into it that the bacteria had done some magic and I bought my first 6 fish. Zooming around in my milky white tank, I was… Continue Reading →

Urban gardening

Urban gardening 1 Have you ever wondered why we don’t plant fruit trees on public areas and roadsides? I just cannot stop thinking about it. Instead of having birches and pines and palm trees, why not put apples, pears, plums,… Continue Reading →

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